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Ever since I got my first period (I was 11-12, now I'm 20) I haven't really felt the same.. I have felt, and have been feeling like my brain is foggy, some days it is less foggy than others, but some days it is extremely foggy, but it never goes away completely. sometimes I feel like I'm about to pass out, but I don't. Saw a doctor and he said it was because I was shy and needed to talk more -_- oh and that I was just depressed but he did not want to give anti depression meds to minors (I was back then) I hate living like this, and it's been a while since I've been living like this. It's getting worse, because most of the time I can't think clearly, and it's hard to focus and remember things.<br>
And I'm scared to see another doctor because he might not believe me, but I really feel like crap and want to feel better.<br>
This is a re-post but I've been feeling like this for 8-9 years with not a single break...<br>
Also my periods are irregular, if that matters.<br>
Pretending it's not an issue does not make it go away. I tried that for a long time (few years) but it's still there.. As always.
 

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I hate to say it, and as hard as it might be for you, I think you should definitely try another doctor. I can't speculate as to what the issue might be. If you think you could be suffering from depression, you might be able to take something that will make you feel better.<br>
I had issues with an irregular heartbeat for 12 years...saw more doctors than I can remember and everyone of them told me it was anxiety related. I knew something wasn't right and I didn't give up. I finally found a doctor who caught the problem and I had a procedure that helped me. Please don't be afraid to see someone else. You have the right to feel better! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hug:">
 

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This doctor is probably an idiot. Try a few other ones. It can be a blood pressure problem, or a lack of iron or a thousand other things.<br><br>
There will always be doctors who don't believe you, are you most scared of them or of your health problem ?
 

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hormonal changes can cause a foggy brain feeling, i have a few days a month that i don't trust myself doing math or absorbing complicated material because the balance of my hormones fluctuates during that time.<br><br>
hormonal changes can also affect anxiety and depression.<br><br>
have you considered seeking counseling or therapy? its helpful for everyone, and everyone should try it at least once in their life.
 

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I'm worried that they won't be able to do anything about it, or say it's just in my head. Oh and since I'm vegetarian now, they might blame it on my diet and tell me to eat meat. >_<<br>
I don't know if it's possible to have a b12 issue for 8-9 years though. o_o and I take a multivitamin with b12 in it.<br>
It sucks horribly though. I have no motivation whatsoever. Sometimes I feel like the walking dead............ um yeah. I also sleep a lot. :/
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Pirate Huntress</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3067785"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><b><i>I'm worried that they won't be able to do anything about it, or say it's just in my head</i></b>. Oh and since I'm vegetarian now, they might blame it on my diet and tell me to eat meat. >_<<br>
I don't know if it's possible to have a b12 issue for 8-9 years though. o_o and I take a multivitamin with b12 in it.<br>
It sucks horribly though. I have no motivation whatsoever. Sometimes I feel like the walking dead............ um yeah. I also sleep a lot. :/</div>
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You won't know until you try <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">. Plus a good doctor and therapist will try to help discover what is causing all this and will never tell you that you're making it up. I agree to get a new doctor.(Honestly your dr sounds like an *******.) Maybe try looking for a veg friendly one in your area if you are concerned about criticism over your diet. Getting blood work tests will also help squash theories that vegetarianism is unhealthy plus it will give you more insight as to what is going on.<br><br>
I hope you find some answers. In the meantime, take care of yourself.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hug:">
 

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You won't know until you try <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">. Plus a good doctor and therapist will try to help discover what is causing all this and will never tell you that you're making it up. I agree to get a new doctor.(Honestly your dr sounds like an *******.) Maybe try looking for a veg friendly one in your area if you are concerned about criticism over your diet. Getting blood work tests will also help squash theories that vegetarianism is unhealthy plus it will give you more insight as to what is going on.<br><br>
I hope you find some answers. In the meantime, take care of yourself.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hug:"></div>
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Thanks, I really hope I do. How do you know if a doctor is accepting of vegetarians or not? I never really found a doctor before...<br>
Sometimes I wonder if I have a thyroid problem or not.
 

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Thanks, I really hope I do. How do you know if a doctor is accepting of vegetarians or not? I never really found a doctor before...<br>
Sometimes I wonder if I have a thyroid problem or not.</div>
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You would probably have to do some research to find a veg friendly dr in your area. If there's a local vegetarian society in your area you could contact them and see if they have a list. Sometimes health food stores will also have some information on veg friendly doctors.<br><br>
It might be a thyroid problem but it might be a many other things. I hope you figure it out.
 

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It might be a thyroid problem but it might be a many other things. I hope you figure it out.</div>
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I hope you get some answers, too! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hug:">
 

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I hope you find your answers. Do you think you could be anemic? NOT because of diet, but rather some young women have heavy or long periods and their blood becomes low in iron. A quick blood test can rule this out. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I hope you find your answers. Do you think you could be anemic? NOT because of diet, but rather some young women have heavy or long periods and their blood becomes low in iron. A quick blood test can rule this out. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:"> I have been anaemic from time to time especially when I first went vegetarian in my teens. A blood test seems like a good idea.<br><br>
Also the doctors and nurses I have used all seem very supportive of vegetarian diets.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Well, it could still be my diet.. I don't think I eat all that healthy, I think I eat too much carbs and not enough veggies or fruit - for example, when I first tried raw vegan food, I actually felt better - I still had this thin layer of fatigue but it felt as if most of it was gone. But it also depends on the day, sometimes there is more, sometimes way less. But never has it gone away. However it's gotten so bad I often stumble when I speak, so embarressing...
 

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i would just tell you to see as many doctors as you can about it. often they don't see what is happening. my first seizure was when i was 9 and i got diagnosed with epilepsy only when i was 18, until then nobody knew whats up. Since you have it happening for such a long time it must be some sort of a chronic issue, i really dont see it being shyness (but i am also not a doctor so don't listen to me). so yeah, go see as many people as you can for it to have many opinions, one may end up being right
 
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